On Nov. 11, Massachusetts honors the estimated 380,000 veterans living in the Commonwealth, as well as those who’ve served across the country.
Veterans Day is a time to publicly recognize the bravery and sacrifices of active duty and retired military members and their families. Learn about ceremonies and parades throughout Massachusetts to honor and support our troops on Veterans Day.
Veterans Day Events
Cities and towns across the Commonwealth are commemorating Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11, with parades, ceremonies, and other events for veterans and their families. Check with your city, town, or local Veterans’ Service Officer to see if there are any events happening where you live. Here are a few parades and ceremonies to consider:
- Boston — 24 Beacon Street, 10 a.m.
Hosted by Secretary of Veterans’ Services Francisco A. Ureña and the Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS), the Annual Veterans Day Ceremony will take place at Memorial Hall in the Massachusetts State House.
- Boston — Boylston and Charles Street, 1 p.m.
The free annual Boston Veterans Day Parade will proceed up Boylston Street to Tremont Street, ending at City Hall Plaza.
- Marshfield — Library Plaza, 10:30 a.m.
Join the Marshfield Veterans Council and the Town of Marshfield Veterans’ Services for a parade as they march for the Marshfield Veterans Day Ceremony.
- Plymouth — Memorial Hall, 12 p.m.
Honoring Veterans Day and the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, this ceremony in Plymouth will take place at the Memorial Hall. The Veterans Office will be having a special dedication as well as a lunch-in for those who are being remembered and honored for their service.
- Springfield — 1 Federal Street, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
The Springfield Veterans’ Services Department will host a Springfield Veterans Day Parade. The parade starts at the Springfield Technical Community College campus and ends in Court Square, where a ceremony will take place on the steps of City Hall.
- Chatham — Main Street Rotary, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Join members of the Chatham Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Legion, the Ladies Auxiliary to the Chatham VFW, the Chatham Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and boys and girls from Chatham scout organizations as they march to Veterans Circle in the Town of Chatham Veterans Day Ceremony.
- Marlborough — Main Street, 10 a.m.
To honor those who’ve served our country, participants in the Marlborough Veterans Day Parade will proceed down Main Street and end at the World War I Memorial, making stops at other veterans’ memorials along the way.
- Sturbridge Village — 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Explore U.S. military history during Veterans Day at Old Sturbridge Village, where special activities include a showcase of American military uniforms and weapons over the past 300 years and various children’s activities. All active, veteran, and retired members of the military and up to 5 family members will receive free admission on Veterans Day.
In addition to Veterans Day celebrations, DVS also hosts year-round veterans events.
The Commonwealth is proud to support service members — help us celebrate and honor our military heroes on Veterans Day and throughout the year.
Have questions about Veterans Day events? Comment below or tweet us @MassGov.
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